Make your Own Buffalo


If you would ever like to make a simple Buffalo, follow these simple steps. You will need, balls of string, classic clothes pegs, cork bottle stoppers. Fur in two tones of brown (dark and light). Scissors to cut both the fur and the string, skewers, a hand-saw and PVA glue.

  • Find a classic round chunky clothes peg and a cork bottle-stop. Saw the beyond the ball end leaving about 1omm minimum.
  •  Find a ball of string (you may need a big ball depending on how many you want to make.  Tie the bottle stopper, to the flat end, making use of the clip to hold the piece tight.

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  • Cut lengths of skewers to a two lengths (two for the front and two for the rear legs)
  • Tie these to the body of the peg, longer at the front, shorter at the back. Use a figure of eight knot to hold them in place before tying them off around the clip.

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  • Making sure your skeletal Buffalo stands up you can move onto the fur, cutting an inch wide strip. Before you glue it around the body of the Buffalo, do a practice wrap to ensure you know where the it will fall to get a good coverage of the body.
  • Once you have decided how to wrap it around you can glue a small section (in between two legs on one side. Wrap around and cut to size, gluing it down. Check all over to ensure you glue down any patches still showing.

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  • Turning the head (cork bottle stopper) cut a inch wide strip of the other fur to size, ( you can use this for a few Buffalo. Cut to size a section that will cover half (top or bottom) of the head. Once you’ve decided, glue down and cut in places to wrap around to cover the flat sides.

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  • Nearly done now, cut a two short length (25mm or less) for the horn at the pointed end. Then work these into either side of the head.
  • And there you have your first Buffalo.

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2 responses

  1. I love your buffalo. You have a very interesting project going on. What are you going to do with your western town when you are done? Is there an ending to it? You are a unique artist!

    November 10, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    • Cheers Cindy. Its all part of my own western, I’ll either be animating or panning stills that depict the Native American as the Hero of the film. And Thank you 🙂

      November 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm

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